Sunday, 17 December 2017

Games at the holidays and gifts

Games at the holidays
This time of year is all about Christmas for me. I know not everyone celebrates the same holidays but there are many holidays that this #BoardGameHour can be about



I don't have any games that scream Christmas but I do have games I tend to play at this time of year. I don't know how I would feel about a Christmas themed game. What if I wanted to play it during the summer?

Gift

The holidays are often about gifts. Do you get board games as gifts, do you give them? I love getting board games at Christmas but I have to pick them because my collection is not something anyone else has a lot of knowledge of. I sometimes give board games as presents but generally only to people who I know will enjoy them and don't have there own collection.

This year both my son and my partner have asked for expansions to games they love which is a total win for me!

I'd love from you on this topic.

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Editions

I own Fury of Dracular (second edition), Brew Crafters (first edition), Thunderstone (first edition), Stronghold (first edition) to name a few...
Image result for twilight imperium 4th edition

I really don't like it when companies bring out the same game with a few fixes. In the video game world that would be an update and i'd be more than happy, but in the board game world I am left with two choices. Stick with what now seems like an inferior product or pay twice for one game.

My questions will be neutral in there asking, but I feel pretty strongly about this one... How do you feel about a new edition of a game coming out that you already own?

Conflict

When I say conflict, in this case I mean direct conflict. I'm not talking worker placement or drafting... I'm talking directly effecting another players game.

 I have mixed feeling on this one. Part of me love it but part of me fears the bad blood it can but doesn't have to cause. I feel some direct conflict games have really push some social contacts and even break them at points.

Have you have had bad feelings after a conflict focused game?

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Tactics vs Strategy and Licenced Games

Tactics vs Strategy

I often here tactics and strategy define basically as short term or instance decisions (tactics) and long term overarching choices / plans (Strategy).

I feel that they are different things but link together and can be hard to separate often. Some games have many tactical choices, "what is best to do this turn" and others have more long term planning. I like a good mix of both in my games but I'd love to hear what makes your tick :0)

Licenced Games

Licenced games are games that have intellectual properties attached to them. Back in the day most people would see a licence on a game and assume, more often than not correctly, that they would be poorly design games.

I think over the last few years this have shifted but I'd love to hear your thoughts!

If you have an question or topics you would like me to ask the board game community, drop me a tweet  @BoardGameHour before we start and I'll see if I can add it in :0) 

Come and join in our chat

#BoardGameHour is simply an hour long twitter chat all about board games (tabletop games). To join in all you have to do is be on twitter and add #BoardGameHour to your tweets so everyone can see what you are saying :0)

#BoardGameHour Start Time
Monday 11am PST - USA west coast time
Monday 2pm EST - USA east coast time
Monday 7pm GMT - UK time
Monday 8pm CET - Germany
Tuesday 3am AWST - Western Australia
Tue 5am AEST - Eastern Australia

Making it easier to take part in!

I recommend using apps or websites to make the Twitter chat easier to follow. Here are a couple to try: http://twubs.com/boardgamehour or http://tweetchat.com/room/boardgamehour or Tweet Deck or Hootsuite to follow the hashtag chat. Of course you can just use twitter but sometimes the amount of #boardgamehour tweets can be challenging to keep up with.


Hope you can make it!